Michigan

Prosecutor who quit over post about protests returns to work

In this April 5, 2012, photo,Teana Walsh, assistant prosecutorfor Wayne County, goes over evidence during a hearing in 36th District Court in Detroit.  Walsh, who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot, has returned to work for her former employer. Wayne County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in an email Thursday, July 14, 2016, that  Walsh returned to work as a part-time contract employee in June. (Charles V. Tines/Detroit News via AP)

In this April 5, 2012, photo,Teana Walsh, assistant prosecutorfor Wayne County, goes over evidence during a hearing in 36th District Court in Detroit. Walsh, who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot, has returned to work for her former employer. Wayne County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maria Miller said in an email Thursday, July 14, 2016, that Walsh returned to work as a part-time contract employee in June. (Charles V. Tines/Detroit News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

An assistant prosecutor in Michigan who quit last year after posting on Facebook that people assaulting police officers in Baltimore should be shot has returned to work for her former employer.

Wayne County prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maria Miller tells The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/29R0sgX ) that Teana Walsh is working on a contractual basis and returned to the office earlier this year.

The newspaper says Walsh declined to comment about her return. The Associated Press sent an email to her seeking comment.

Walsh's now-deleted post on her personal Facebook page said the "solution" for "large swarms of people throwing bricks at police" is "Shoot em. Period." The prosecutor's office has said her post was "out of character."

Walsh's resignation came as Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges in Freddie Gray's death.

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Information from: The Detroit News, http://detnews.com/